Specialists Articles on Spanish Law

In-depth information written by specialists to increase your knowledge

Spain's banks have their knuckles rapped
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
A judge has ruled that a clause included in 30% of mortgages in Spain is illegal. Ábaco’s legal department explain why and what this might mean for you. In the past, Spanish banks...
Become a Spanish national
Sunday, June 26, 2016
As concern about what  Brexit will mean for those living in another European country rises, some people have wondered just what it would take for them to go one step further and become a...
A mini guide to official translations in Spain
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Ever wondered what an official translation is? Can just anybody produce official translations? In David Ruiz’s mini guide he includes his advice for hiring an official translator. An...
First occupancy and habitation licences
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
They are both very important documents and yet many people haven’t even heard of them, let alone know what the difference is.  Not until they want to sell their property that is. Jessica...
Home improvements
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Some people like to buy their property brand new and ready to move into. Others prefer to buy a resale property in Spain and customise it to exactly how they want. There are advantages in both...
Energy performance certificate in Spain
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A new law in 2013 established the requirement for an Energy Efficiency Certificate (EEC) or Certificado de Eficiencia Energética (CEE) to be made available to purchasers of Spanish property....
What is happening with holiday lets in the Valencian community?
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
What are the renting laws in the Valencian region? Must you or must you not register your property for letting purposes here? It would seem to be a straight forward question but a straightforward...
Public security law
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
How far should we go when it comes to keeping the peace? There is a fine line between freedom of speech and racism, between the right to protest and lawlessness. At what point does a peaceful...
Money laundering in Spain
Saturday, November 29, 2014
You’ve probably heard of ‘money laundering’ but not thought you would personally be affected. However, concerns about money laundering activity in Spain means that people are...
google taxes
Saturday, November 8, 2014
The word ‘google’ is part of our day-to-day vocabulary. In the Oxford dictionary paperback version it is defined as ‘search for information about someone or something on the...
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